Censorship online is often used to stop freedom of speech. In many democracies free speech is protected by the constitution. This is the case in Germany and in the USA, for example. In these countries, it is very difficult - if not impossible - for state actors to limit access to information or communication tools online.
In other countries, for example in China, Russia and Egypt, it is common that state actors stop or throttle access to unwanted information or communication tools. Currently, this seems to be the case in Egypt where Tutanota is not accessible throughout the country.
Whenever a site is blocked in your country or by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), you can access this site with the help of the Tor browser.
The Tor browser as well as a virtual private network (VPN) help you to bypass the local blockage of certain websites so that you can access them as usual.
At Tutanota, we believe security and privacy belong together. That's why we plan to publish a Tor onion service, which is already on our roadmap.
Only when people can communicate securely and anonymously online - without being spied on by their email provider or any other third party - a truly free communication can be achieved. We will keep fighting for your right to privacy and freedom of speech.